Study program in Lille, France about the French Health Care System


The Université Catholique de Lille is recognised for its expertise in health and social care education.

Based on that, they have set up a dedicated short program (2 or 4 weeks) for students, professors​,​ and professionals who would like to discover the French health care system on site.

 Why come to Lille to learn about health?

At the crossroads of Europe, Lille is the perfect location to discover European health care services and the unique French health care system.

The French healthcare system covers every resident in France regardless of age, income, or status. The majority of French healthcare costs are covered by the state via a public insurance program where the poorest people and the long-term sick or disabled are covered 100%.

France’s high-quality, affordable, and widely accessible health­care system led the World Health Organization to rank it #1 out of 191 countries for best overall healthcare in 2000, the only such ranking ever completed.

Why come to theUniversité Catholique de Lille?

The Université Catholique de Lille hosts the only French private medical faculty, created in 1876, and offers a unique environment to study health and care thanks to cutting-edge programs in health, midfwifery, nursing, and social work, as well as a hospital group of 700 beds, health-care institutions, and research centers for medical ethics.

This ecosystem enables hands-on instruction and an opportu­nity for students to be immersed in the reality of health and nursing and to discover innovative approaches to current challenges.

As part of its mission to take care of the most vulnerable popu­lations, the University, together with its health institutions and the local authorities, has also set up two “Living Labs” around its campus. These two urban projects aim at creating structures and activities to promote new ways of integrating the most fragile people. They combine hospital, retirement home, nursing schools​, and some voluntary organizations to provide unique research opportunities to develop new educational and profes­sional practices.


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Dates for upcoming sessions:

25 June to 21 July 2018 (up to 4 weeks)

17 January – 2 February 2019 (2,5 weeks)

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